Congratulations Columbus Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the following three prestigious awards presented at Columbus Catholic High School Graduation.
The Anchor Award for Citizenship-Sierra Liwaitis
The Columbus Medal for Leadership-Leonard Steinert
The Bishop’s Award for Excellence in Religion-Stephanie Johnson

Track Thrower moves on to State

Congratulations to freshman Jessica Jakopin who placed third at the sectional track meet and will represent Columbus Catholic at State in the Shot Putt.

Congratulations to freshman Jessica Jakopin who placed third at the sectional track meet and will represent Columbus Catholic at State in the Shot Putt.

Jessica threw 34’81/4 ” to earn her trip to state.  State is in LaCrosse June 2nd  and 3rd.  Jessica will compete Friday, June 2nd at 9:30.

Good-bye seniors

We say good-bye to a great group of students. The Class of 2017 finished the last of their finals and are busy cleaning out their lockers. We will miss you!

As another school year draws to a close the faculty and staff of Columbus are reminded of how fortunate we are to be a part of the lives of the students at Columbus. We are very proud of the academic accomplishments of our senior class who scored a composite ACT score of 23.8, well above the local and state average. We are also impressed with their dedication to the extra-curricular activities in which 95% of our students participate. Congratulations to Tyler Fuerlinger and Hunter Schultz who were Channel 7 all-stars and WBCA All State Selections. Kendra Baierl and Tyler Fuerlinger being were named news herald high school sports award Honorees.  Our boys basketball team earned a trip to state and our track team faired well at the conference meet with 6 first and second place finishes.  In addition they are advancing 9 events to sectionals.  Way to go Dons!

Science Lab Groundbreaking

On Wednesday, May 31st we will have the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ken and Joellen Heiman Science Labs Columbus Catholic Schools. The new addition will house state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry, physics, biology, and our other current science offerings.

On Wednesday, May 31st we will have the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ken and Joellen Heiman Science Labs Columbus Catholic Schools.  This will be the first addition to Columbus since its construction in 1952. Boson Construction will begin site preparation for the addition soon. The new addition will house state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry, physics, biology, and our other current science offerings, while allowing for the possibility of expanded offerings in the future. We will also be renovating our existing lab for use by our middle school, to provide greater opportunities for grades 6 through 8.  The project is set to be completed for the start of the 2017-18 school year.  We are grateful for the many donors that contributed to the project, especially to Ken and Joellen Heiman.  We are proud that Columbus will continue to carry on its tradition of excellence in the sciences for many years to come.

Senior Farewell Mass

The Seniors at Columbus Catholic High School celebrated their final school Mass. The Senior Farewell Mass is one of our favorite traditions at Columbus.

The Senior Farewell Mass is a Columbus tradition. Fr. Sedlacek address to the students encouraged them to follow the Gospel message and love one another as God loves them. At the conclusion of Mass student representatives from 9th, 10th, and 11th grade spoke about the senior class and the positive role models they have been to the underclassmen. Senior representative, David Nielsen, spoke about their years at Columbus and the impact teachers and staff have had on them.

1st Communion Celebration Mass

The 2nd grade students at St. John the Baptist Primary School celebrated a 1st Communion Celebration Mass.

The 2nd grade students at St. John the Baptist Primary School celebrated a 1st Communion Celebration Mass. Over the past few weeks the 2nd graders all received their 1st Holy Communion at the parishes where they are members. The Celebration Mass of St. John recognized all of the first communicants. Refreshments were served following the Mass at St. John school.

Salute a Soldier 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Annual Salute a Soldier 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, May 20th. The run will start and finish at the Marshfield Armory, 319 W 29th St, Marshfield. The run will be begin at 9:00 with registration from 7-8:30 am.

The Salute a Soldier 5K fun Run/Walk is held each year in remembrance of Staff Sgt. Joseph Altmann of Marshfield, WI who died on Christmas Day, 2011 in an insurgent attack in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Joe was a Senior Line Medic with the 2nd Battalion, 27th infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The family and friends of Joe have organized this event as a way to honor his memory and to raise funds for local programs that support our troops, our community, and other service organizations. The goal of this event is to celebrate all those who have served and the families, friends, and communities who stand with them.

Cutting for a Cause

On Thursday, May 4th, CCHS hosted their annual “Cutting for a Cause” hair donation event in honor of Miss Billings, the high school and middle school principal who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2011. We had 37 hair donors of all ages. Students, staff, parents, and friends of CCS donated including several mother/daughter teams donate and many past donors. 318 inches were cut and that is enough to make 17 wigs!

On Thursday, May 4th, CCHS hosted their annual “Cutting for a Cause” hair donation event in honor of Miss Billings, the high school and middle school principal who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2011.
Specifically, the donations will go to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, to provide real-hair wigs for women who are suffering hair loss due to cancer treatments. We had 37 hair donors of all ages. Students, staff, parents, and friends of CCS donated including several mother/daughter teams and many past donors.
Thank you to the 11 stylists that took time away from their salon to cut hair at the event and then later style the hair of those participating.

5K May Program

The 5 year-old Kindergarten May Program. Here they are wearing their skunk hats and singing about being careful around our friend the skunk.

The 5 year-old Kindergarten classes at St. John the Baptist Primary School presented their May program to a room filled with parents and grandparents. There was a lot of laughing, smiling, and clapping throughout the program. Everyone enjoyed cookies and punch after the performance.